I love reading and seeing love from one artist to another. The writer of this article, Victor Littlejohn is not only an amazing artist, but is a dear and important friend of mine. If you don’t know Gilda Snowden’s work (and I certainly did not until Victor introduced me to her work via Facebook), this is a good time to begin!
We lost another important Detroit artist earlier this month. Gilda Snowden died unexpectedly. I would have attended her funeral, but I didn’t find out about it in time. I’ll pay my respects here instead.
I first met Gilda Snowden in the late 1970’s. We were around the same age and both “new artists” at the same time. She studied painting at Wayne State University. I was self-taught. I never got to know her well, but it was always great to see her. I had a lot of respect for her and her work.
In a September 14 Detroit Free Press article, artist Mary Fortuna, said “She was the opposite of competitive. … Whoever you were, you could count on Gilda to show kindness, generosity, advice and support.” I always got the same sense.
She was one of Detroit’s best known…
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